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Saturday, 24 September 2011

"Less is More" Week 34

Wel what a week we had on "Less is More" with 782 entries
How fabulous!
We are so grateful to our faithful, talented LIMettes.
Have to say the commenting was pretty tough, but, we couldn't let you down by not stopping by, we viewed each and every card!

OK, so a new week and it's Sketch or Recipe
We chose Sketch this time


Full details on challenge blog
As the sentiment is printed on the computer I needed to do this on an A4 sheet first. I worked out the position using a scrap sheet. The font is Champignon. This is a 6" [15cm] square card. The square panel is about 8cm square. Once the sentiment was printed, it was scored using a score board, folded in half lengthways and 6cm was trimmed off, making a 15cm square card base.
 I cut the square and stamped the Anita's daisy flower randomly in Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. I joined the daisies with lines and leaves by hand using a Stampin Up black marker. Finally I added the 6mm black gems to the centres of the 3 whole daisies. The panel is mounted on 3D foam.

I quite liked this simple card, so just amde another in different colours. The font is Red Star

Entering onto Alphabet Challenge Q is for Quick [and simple]



I had a bit of a lesson from Chrissie, as to how to do inked backgrounds! [She is SO FAB at it, as you know]. Taking a sheet of smooth white cardstock roughly measuring 7cm square, I inked the background. [There was no need to mask an area as I was trimming to size later] Whilst this isn't perfect I thought it was 'OK' I used Stampin' Up ink pads Rich Razzlebury, Melon Mambo and Peach Parfait and made the effect using SU daubers. The process of the sentiment placement was easy as it's the same as above! This time the font is Dear Joe 1 M&S. I stamped the Hero Arts Palm Tree onto the left hand side of the panel. To finish I stamped over the square with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear powder. The panel is mounted on 3D foam.


Entering this into Totally Papercrafts Thank you

Have a great day, HUGEST of 'thank yous' for last week

Thanks for stopping by
mandi xx


Saturday, 17 September 2011

Less is MoreWeek 33

Good morning from a pretty gloomy day here in Shanklin!

We have a very exciting week over at "Less is More"
One of our LIMettes suggested that if we were to get entries from all our followers [over 1000] would blogger break! So that's our challenge this week
Chrissie and I are quite excited at the prospect, albeit a busy commenting one!

Here are my cards, full details on our LIM blog


Really looking forward to this week. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such FAB comments, I appreciate every one.Wishing you all a happy, crafty week
mandi xx

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Challenge Card - Wedding

I did the all stationery for this bride & groom.
This card was commissioned by her Mum and Dad to give them
The colours for the wedding are mocha, ivory and pearls.
Touch of glitter too!
Wording generated from computer in same fonts as the stationery.
The Wedding Day has been set to outline and glittered. Shows up far better IRL!

 Entering into challenge Tuesday Throwdown #66 Pearls

Challenge Card

Just posted this on "Less is More"...not awake obviously!! DUH!!!

So my little card
Stamp is Hampton Art Stamp 'Balloon Bouquet' Stamped and lightly coloured with Stampin up Bashful Blue Sentiment is Close to my Heart

Enterig into Creative Card Crew Babies

Thanks for stopping by, have a good day
mandi xx

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Challenge Card

Well we have a lovely day here, bit windy but no rain as such and was abe to walk the dog, Belle, in a t short [trousers too of coruse!]

Had to make a card for a dear friend of mine
i took my ispirastion from the fantastic Susan, Simplicity.
My card is A5 though.
Stampin Up Autumn Splendor, Crumb Cake ink pad, Crafts Too Bark Embossing Folder
Sentiment computer generated.
Entering into challenge
Creative Stamping Friends Card for a Man

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Saturday, 10 September 2011

"Less is More" Week 32

Good morning from a dull and dreary Shanklin.
We had a great week looking at our LIMettes entries again, although Metallic wasn't as popular as some other weeks. Second week of the month and it's One Layer again!
This week we have chosen
Full instructions and card details are on the challenge blog.

Wasn't actually my finest week I have to say. Chrissie has said on her blog, we meet up and come up with a whole bunch of challenge ideas for weeks ahead. We discuss the options and set them in stone! Bringing something fabulous into fruition is no mean feat at times! The fear of letting our LIMettes down is paramount!
Cannot wait to see what you all come up with.

Here are mine



Thank you for stopping by, as always
Your comments are much appreciated.

See you during the week.
mandi xx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

"Less is More" Week 31

Last week was such fun for our LIMettes and us, seeing all the different combinations of 
our past challenges. Incredible to see how loads of different combos went so well together.

We also passed the 1000 followers mark - how amazing!
We do admit to being ever so slightly proud of ourselves!
All thanks to our faithful LIMettes of course, we'd be nowhere with out you all
MWAH!

OK so the challenge this week is, being the first of the month it;s Colour and we have chosen
METALLIC
"Less is More"
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Her are my cards for this week
Full details on LIM blog





Thanks for stopping by
Have a lovely week
mandi xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

No card but GOOD news.......

I am delighted to be posting this, but, after all the support you gave me I had to share this today
Steve 'just' has normal asthma and we can keep Charlie!!!
YIPPEEE
I'm so happy, we all are. i cannot put it into words to be honest!

My DIL said when I text, oh so Steve can stay.....for now I says :-)

Thanks again everyone for caring and your kindness

See you tomorrow 
mandi xx

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